Spotlight on Charity

Spotlight on Charity

Oct 23, 2023

Vision Is Priceless (VIP) was founded in 1996 and their mission is to assess, sustain, and improve the visual health of children and adults in Northeast Florida through education, vision screenings, eye exams, prescription glasses and referrals for additional testing for potential surgery- all for prevention of early detection of vision problems. Vision Is Priceless is the only organization in NE Florida { Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, and Baker Counties }providing free exams and glasses for children uninsured and underserved.

DWA’s 2023 monetary benefits help economically disadvantaged students in the “Sight in Schools Children’s Vision Program” at Greenfield Elementary a Title 1 public school in the Deercreek school district.

Every child deserves the best chance in school, and in life! That’s why Vision Is Priceless works to eliminate correctable vision problems for students in need. They bring the doctor, eye exams, and glasses directly to students while at school to remove all barriers to care. Something as simple as a pair of prescription glasses can be the difference between a child merely surviving to truly thriving in the classroom. During the first quarter of the 2023-2024 school year, Vision Is Priceless has provided:

• 14,655 vision screenings for the early detection of vision issues
• 712 comprehensive eye exams for students in need while at school
• 509 prescription eyeglasses enabling students to see their world clearly

More information on this wonderful organization can be found on their website

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